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10th Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium on Environmental Law

School of Law, University College Cork
(Moot Court Room, First Floor, Aras na Laoi Building)

Wednesday, 25th April 2018


1.30 pm  Welcome and Opening Remarks: Prof Owen McIntyre.

1.45 pm Ms Celia Le Lievre, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law & Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, University College Cork: Sustainably Reconciling Nature Conservation and Low-Carbon Energy Infrastructures under the Appropriate Assessment Procedure of the EU Habitats Directive: the Example of the Marine Renewable Energy Sector. 

2.15 pm Mr Edwin Alblas, Ph.D. Candidate, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin: Regulating Costs of Environmental Proceedings under the Aarhus Convention: A Role for Citizens?


2.45 pm   Ms Amanda Mundell, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Birmingham City University: Neighbourhood Planning - Does it Increase Understanding of Development Processes and Decisions?


3.15 pm Ms Orla Kelleher, Ph.D. Candidate, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin: The Revival of the Unenumerated Rights Doctrine: A Right to Environmental Protection and its Implications for Future Climate Change Litigation in Ireland.


3.45 pm  Tea / Coffee Break


4.00 pm  Ms Caer Smyth, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University:Exploring the Rationalist Assumptions that Shape Spaces for Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making.


4.30 pm Ms Aoife Long, PhD Candidate, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork: Should Renewable Gas be used as a Heat, Electricity or Transport Fuel in Ireland?

5.00 pm  Mrs Raashi Chauhan, Ph.D. Candidate / Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg: Effective Environmental Compliance with Specific Reference to the Extractive Mining Industries.


5.30 pm  Ms Laurie O’Keefe, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, University College Cork: [Topic to be confirmed]


6.30 pm Mr Imad Ibrahim, Ph.D. Candidate, Sant’ Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa / Research Associate, gLAWcal - Global Law Initiative for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) : A New Opportunity for the Harmonization of International Water Law after Entry into Force of the United Nations Watercourses Convention.


7.00 pm Closing Remarks


8.00 pm  Conference Dinner – Rachel’s, 28 Washington Street, Cork